Zoe  Arthurson-McColl

Zoe Arthurson-McColl

zamccoll@jameskellylawfirm.comT.309-679-0900 F.309-679-0919

Zoë's legal career spans various roles, each contributing to her comprehensive understanding of the law and dedication to serving her clients. Most recently, she served as an Associate Attorney at a Family Law firm, where she adeptly represented clients in diverse matters such as divorce, custody, orders of protection, and estate planning cases. Prior to this, Zoë served as an Assistant State's Attorney at the Peoria County State's Attorney’s Office and the DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office, where she prosecuted misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases, honing her trial skills and advocacy for justice.

Zoë pursued her legal education at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor in December 2019. During her time at Chicago-Kent, Zoë distinguished herself by receiving the prestigious Fleischman Family Award for Excellence in Criminal Defense Clinic and participating in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Prior to her law degree, Zoë obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of Florida, where her doctoral dissertation focused on Human Intelligence Interviewing with the Scharff Technique. She also holds a Master of Arts in Criminology, Law & Society from the same institution, and a Bachelor of Science Honors in Psychology from the University of Calgary.

Zoë Arthurson-McColl's multifaceted background and unwavering commitment to justice make her a valuable asset to our team at James Kelly Law Firm. Her dedication to her clients, combined with her extensive legal knowledge and experience, ensures that she provides exceptional representation and advocacy in every case she handles. We are proud to welcome Zoë to our firm and look forward to the invaluable contributions she will undoubtedly make to our clients and community.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2019
  • University of Florida, PhD (Criminology and Law), 2017
  • University of Florida, MA (Criminology and Law), 2015
  • University of Calgary, BSc Honors (Psychology), 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Peoria County Bar Association

About Us

JKLF is a premiere boutique litigation firm, specializing in mass and catastrophic complex claims. JKLF is a national firm with offices in Illinois, the St. Louis Metro Area, and New York. We are trial lawyers that have decades of collective experience representing our clients in complex litigation. We are courtroom advocates. Our size and selectivity allow us to provide preeminent legal services. Our clients receive zealous representation and personalized attention from our experienced attorneys on every case and at every stage throughout the litigation. JKLF fosters an environment that promotes teamwork and collaboration, and where our lawyers are confident to explore new and creative ways to assist our clients. Our clients value and trust us because we offer more than legal counsel. We understand client priorities and become partners and trusted advisors. At JKLF, we pride ourselves on our talent, teamwork, and results. From jury trials and bench trials, to arbitrations and appeals, our litigation team is consistently recognized for successfully handling complex, high-stakes matters for our clients in challenging venues across the country.